Burn Rehabilitation - Introduction to Basic Concepts

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3.3h

English

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About the Course

This online course will present the basic concepts to understand burn rehabilitation, including how burns affect the skin, how scars develop and what are their characteristics, as well as commonly used rehabilitation interventions used in the management of burns.

Course objectives

After this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Explain the impact of burns on skin

  • Explain the wound healing process

  • Explain how hypertrophic scars develop, what are their characteristics and what are their impact on functions

  • Explain the most commonly used surgical methods to deal with burn wounds and burn scars

  • Explain common rehabilitation interventions used to prevent and manage burn scars

Course content

  • Skin function and burn basic knowledge

  • Wound healing

  • Escharotomy and the reconstructive ladder

  • Skin graft

  • Development of burn scars

  • Risk factors for the development of hypertrophic scars

  • Skin dysfunctions after burns

  • The impact of scar contracture of limb function

  • The impact of scar contracture on multiple joints

  • Assessment and management of edema during rehabilitation

  • Positioning

  • Burn scars and the use of pressure therapy

  • Pressure therapy devices - Pressure garments

Evaluation

  • Pre-test to evaluate the level of knowledge of participants on the topic prior to start  of the course.

  • Mini quiz after each lesson to help participants review key points.

  • Post-test to evaluate improvement/knowledge acquisition after the course. 

Criterias to pass the course:

  • Complete all the learning activities within the specified time limit.

  • Obtain a grade of 80% or more in the post-test.

This course is for

Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapists.

Other burn professionals (ex: nurses).

Instructor(s)

Feng-Yi HSIAO

Feng-Yi HSIAO
Yu-Li SUNG

Yu-Li SUNG

Yu-Hsien TU

Yu-Hsien TU
Yu-Chieh TSENG

Yu-Chieh TSENG

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None

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